Nutrition to Reduce Pain and Inflammation

Reduce Pain with Nutrition​

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Pain can be reduced by what we eat. Inflammation is a healing process that can cause pain and one of the best ways to help reduce inflammation is putting in the right nutrition. Blackberries are high in antioxidants nutrition that can lower pain. These berries are packed with vitamins including vitamin C that help tissue repair, they also have potassium which is a mineral needed for healing and function in the body. Berries have a low glycemic index and are packed full of antioxidants which benefit insulin sensitivity. They have shown to reduce obesity because of the nutrition density and how the energy impacts our blood sugar. Here are a few quotes below from a research article about cherries and the impact on our health.

“BB (blackberries) feeding significantly increased fat oxidation and insulin sensitivity in overweight or obese men fed a high-fat diet including 600 g blackberries per day for one week compared to an energy matched control treatment in a randomized, crossover study.”

“Thus, berry anthocyanins likely invoke positive effects in myriad pathways related to glucoregulatory control. ”

Try our shortcut to health with this powerful smoothie.

  •  1) 1 Cup on organic spinach and kale
  • 2) 1 cup of organic black berries
  • 3) 1 whole organic avocado
  • 4) 1 organic banana

Throw in the essential nutrients, Innate’s Choice probiotics and fish oil, to make this smoothie a short cut to health!


“Solverson PM, Rumpler WV, Leger JL, Redan BW, Ferruzzi MG, Baer DJ, Castonguay TW, Novotny JA. Blackberry Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Overweight and Obese Males. Nutrients. 2018 Aug 9;10(8):1048. doi: 10.3390/nu10081048. PMID: 30096878; PMCID: PMC6115824.”

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Doctors, located near West Ridge, near the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diabetes and other diseases!